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    #13---Gems by GU's Thorrshamri, Moon Valley Reptiles, & GU's Jess Johnson

    Contributed by GU's Thorrshamri (Herve Saint-Dizier): http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gecko-care-sheets/66756-crested-geckos-care-sheet-correlophus-ciliatus-basics.html

    Courtesy of Moon...
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    #12---Transitioning Between Live Prey & Complete Powdered Diets -- March 2019

    Best foods to feed a crested gecko are a mix of live insects + a reliable powdered food like Pangea's Complete Diets you mix with water. Pangea comes in 2 ounce sizes, so you can experiment. Not all...
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    #11---Spoiled by Crickets . . . . . . aquamentus_11's thread -- February 2013

    Click: Feeding Insects to Crested Geckos Instead of Powdered Diets
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    #10---Some UVB : UVI ratings -- shared August 2017

    Here are some lighting specs from a friend who has bred Phelsuma mad mads and other Phelsuma for years.

    Ratio of UVB : UVI (UltraViolet Index)

    Exo Terra compact fluorescent bulbs = 14 :(
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    #9---Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) info + . . . . . . Moon Valley Reptiles

    This website is excellent!

    Click: Crested Gecko Diets: List of The Best | moonvalleyreptiles.com
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    #8---LARGE Communal Crestie Hatchling & Juvenile Enclosures......Hilde

    These threads provide pictures and details of Hilde's hatchling and juvenile set-ups.


    Click:...
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    #7---Jewel Orchid links & Bioactive Substrate Comments......Jess & Hilde -- Feb 2016

    Links contributed by JessJohnson87:

    Click: Ludisia Orchid Care

    Click: Ludisia discolor (Jewel Orchid)
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    #6---Custom Soil Mix especially for Sansevieria (snake plant): fertilizer-free

    Cresties are hard on plants, because they bounce around like Tigger. Use resilient plants like sansevieria.

    Sansevieria varieties include squatty ones, upright ones, and very tall ones.

    Plant...
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    #5---10 gallon conversion to a vertical vivarium . . . . . . thanks to GU's meloha

    Meloha converts horizontal 10 gallons into vertical 10 gallon enclosures with a mesh top and a Plexiglas® panel that has a hinged front door about mid-center.

    She carefully removes the glass at...
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    #4---Drainage & substrate amount calculator......thanks to CrestedRick -- July 2015

    Click: New England Herpetoculture LLC - Vivarium Substrates

    From this thread on types of mesh: ...
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    #3---Hexagon Screen Top......thanks to booth2010 (March 2015)

    This link shows a custom cover for a hexagon tank. :)

    Click: http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/do-yourself-diy/77953-screen-cover-hexagon-tank.html
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    #2---Cork Round Planters......thanks to CrestedRick -- June 2014

    Click: http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/do-yourself-diy/74965-cork-round-planters.html

    A great idea for any vivarium! :banana:
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    #1---Chill Bars......thanks to GU's meloha, JessJohnson87, & Elliriyanna

    Cresties feel safer the higher they climb. So I suspend a "chill bar" several inches down from the screen top.

    Chill Bar Idea #1 (Thanks to JessJohnson87!)
    A flat section of cork bark makes a...
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    Crested Gecko Care Sheet

    Click right here for solid and proven tips for all things crestie. Scroll down this link for 11 other informative posts.

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